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How to Get Good Marks in RPF 2024 Exam?

The Railway Protection Force (RPF) has finally released the much-awaited recruitment for the post of Constables and Sub-Inspectors (SI). This is a great opportunity for aspirants to secure a permanent job in the  Indian railways with 4208 and 452 vacancies of Constables and SIs respectively. This job comes with a handsome salary along with various allowances and benefits. So, without further ado let’s discuss a detailed strategy to help you clear this exam with flying colours.

What is the Selection Procedure in RPF?

Candidates who have applied or wish to do so should know the selection procedure and their suitability for the RPF posts. Those who fulfil the age, education, and physical standard criteria will have to go through the following three stages to secure a job in the RPF.

RPF Selection Process
Stage I Computer-Based Test (CBT)
Stage II Physical Measurement Test (PMT) and Physical Efficiency Test (PET)
Stage III Document Verification (DV)

CBT Exam Pattern

The RPF CBT will include three sections viz. Basic Arithmetic, General Intelligence & Reasoning, and General Awareness. Candidates will have 90 minutes to attempt the CBT. All questions will be of objective type i.e. MCQs. There will be a negative marking of 1/3rd marks. So candidates must work on their speed and accuracy for RPF exams.

Check the section-wise distribution of questions and marks in the CBT.

RPF Exam Pattern 2024 For Constable and SI
Subjects Total No. of Questions Total Marks
Basic Arithmetic 35 35
General Intelligence & Reasoning 35 35
General Awareness 50 50
Total 120 120

Conquering the RPF CBT

Here are the detailed tips to hone your concepts based on the RPF syllabus. These tips will help boost your confidence. With continuous and strategic study, you will be able to clear this exam and get your dream job in the RPF.

Know the Syllabus

  • The CBT syllabus contains three subjects i.e. Basic Arithmetic, General Intelligence & Reasoning, and General Awareness.
  • Check the detailed notification for the detailed syllabus for each of these subjects.
  • Analyze each topic and note down your strengths and weaknesses.
  • Make a well-thought-out plan to cover each topic at least 3 times before the exam.
  • Start from the basic concepts first and move on to the advanced and rigorous practice on that topic.
  • Repeat each covered topic at a gap of 2-3 days, then a week, and then once a month to retain what you have learned.
  • Stay tuned with a reputed newspaper for daily current affairs and boosting general knowledge.
  • Keep practising and revising while sticking to the syllabus.

RPF Constable Syllabus 2024 – Click to Check

Optimize your Preparation: Smart & Hard Work

  • Make a comprehensive daily, weekly, and monthly schedule and follow it strictly.
  • Do not just sit to study but sit with your goal in mind, complete concentration, and the will to succeed.
  • Studying for 10-12 hours with 50% or less efficiency may not be as good as studying only 4-6 hours with your best possible effort. So, maximize your benefits by studying smartly.
  • Make short notes for quick reference to revise again and again.

Practice Makes Perfect

  • Start your practice with PYQs or Previous Year Papers as they are the most authentic source of the actual exam questions.
  • Always analyze your preparation and attempts in mock tests or PYQs to know the difficult areas and repeated or silly mistakes.
  • Attempt mock tests regularly in the form of topic-wise, sectional as well as full-length tests for the best results.

RPF Constable Recruitment 2024 Notification

RPF SI Recruitment 2024 Notification



What is the exam pattern for RPF 2024?

Both RPF Constable and RPF SI exams will follow the same pattern. There will be three subjects including Math, Reasoning and GA. These are named as Basic Arithmetic, General Intelligence & Reasoning, and General Awareness in the official notification.

How many months of current affairs should I prepare for RPF 2024 Exam?

Ideally, candidates should prepare for 1 year of current affairs. However, if you have a time constraint, you must rigorously follow and practice current affairs and related questions for 6 months.

What is the eligibility criteria for RPF Constable and SI posts?

RPF Constables should be 10th pass whereas, for SI posts candidates need to have a graduate degree in any field.